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  • Economy
  • Social science
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  • Media and Communication

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  • Administrative work

Apply by: 2024-06-26

Dissemination Advisor

Published 2024-05-22

About the position

Skatteforsk – Centre for Tax Research, is a vibrant and expanding international research centre hosted by the School of Economics and Business at NMBU and directed by Professor Annette Alstadsæter.

We have a vacant temporary position as Dissemination Advisor. The position has a duration of two years, with possibility for extension.

The position’s main responsibility will be to help us increase the knowledge in developing countries about the Atlas of the Offshore World, and the research connected to it. Increased knowledge entails presentations to relevant actors and increased use/reference to our research in policy discussions at the national and/or international level.

The Atlas is a project financed by NORAD and carried out through a collaboration with the EU Tax Observatory, an independent research center based in Paris and led by Gabriel Zucman, one of the world’s leading authorities on inequality and tax evasion. The Atlas offers up-to-date information about the dynamic of profit shifting by multinational companies and the scope of financial and real estate offshore wealth.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in tax and development issues and a desire to help us expand our networks and disseminate fact-based information to inform political debates. Having experience with policy work or engagement through civil society organizations is an asset.

As the project evolves, and dissemination expands, the tasks may be revised to attend to other project needs related to either policy or communication work.

Main tasks

  • Mapping and establishing connections with stakeholders relevant to the Atlas project and creating dissemination material tailored to their specific needs.
  • Responsibility for increased social media outreach with a focus on reaching tax administrations, policy makers and civil society in developing countries.
  • Support in mapping and following-up dissemination arenas, relevant to the project, in developing countries.
  • Support role in an upcoming video dissemination project. Including: providing creative input in the production phase, supporting the dissemination of the video material to schools in Norway and abroad, and dissemination of the accompanying teaching material in developing countries.
  • Monitoring of policy issues related to the Global Tax Evasion Report 2024. With a special focus on Norway’s foreign affairs agenda towards developing countries.
  • Monitoring tax processes of relevance to the financing of the sustainable development goals in developing countries. This includes but isn’t limited to the UN discussions on a tax convention.
  • Administrative support to Skatteforsk’s Outreach Director (OD). This includes contact and follow-up with relevant stakeholders in Norway and abroad, as well as aiding in the reporting processes of the grant.
  • Collaboration with the Atlas team at the EU Tax Observatory, the World Bank and with other global partners, in collaboration with Skatteforsk’s OD.

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Competence

Education Requirements:

  • Relevant university degree within social sciences. For example, communication, political science, or economics (preferably at master’s level)
  • Relevant experience with dissemination or policy work.

You need to:

  • Have excellent networking abilities.
  • Have the ability to communicate fluently in English (written and orally).

The following experiences and skill will be emphasized:

  • Experience participating in international fora.
  • Experience with project reporting.
  • Experience with policy analysis and/or stakeholders mapping.
  • Experience disseminating research results or facts-based arguments to public officials or politicians.

Communicating fluently in Norwegian is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in the government pay scale position 1434 Rådgiver (ltr. 51-65. NOK 509.300,- to 635.400,-) or 1364 Seniorrådgiver (ltr. 60-70. NOK 584.500,- to 692.400) depending on qualifications. A higher salary can be considered for specially qualified applicants.

Due to summer holidays, the application window is open until the end of July. Digital interviews will be carried out during the first days of August and second-round interviews will take place starting from the second week of August at NMBU’s campus in Ås.

For further information, please contact Skatteforsk’s Outreach Director Hector Ulloa, phone: +47 41298837, (e-mail: hector.ulloa@nmbu.no)

General Information to applicants

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Application

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 26.07.2024

Please attach diplomas and any certificates.

Your CV must be entered in JobbNorge's CV form and not just included as an attachment. This is to be able to comply with the regulations of §15 of the Public Administration Act.

About the School of Economics and Business

The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Bioeconomy, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 700 students. The School has 55 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/hh

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU will contribute to securing the future of life through outstanding research, education, communication and innovation. We have the country's most satisfied university students, who receive research-based education in a unique student environment. Our graduates gain a high level of competence in interdisciplinary collaboration and are popular in the labor market. NMBU has internationally leading research environments in several subjects. Together with our partners in society and business, we contribute to solving some of the biggest societal challenges of our time.

We focus on innovation, communication and entrepreneurship because we believe these challenges are best solved with joint efforts. We believe that a good working environment is characterized by diversity.If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no/en

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